After the cultish success of Repo Man, maverick director Alex Cox made the film that remains his masterpiece--a loud, brash, abrasive, painful, funny, and utterly brilliant screen biography of British punk rocker Sid Vicious and his American girlfriend Nancy Spungen. As played to perfection by Gary Oldman and Chloe Webb, Sid and Nancy are made for each other, serving their mutual strengths and weaknesses and rising with the punk-rock fame of Sid's group, the Sex Pistols, while falling into the ultimately lethal pit of drug abuse. Cox doesn't pull any punches or compromise the unsavory aspects of this passionate love story, so the film presents a harsh mix of emotional and physical anguish tempered by the very poignant and genuine love shared by its tormented central characters. Through it all, the film emerges as an intimate and yet oddly epic chronicle of punk's glory days of anarchic sex, drugs and rock & roll. It's as dynamic and confidently directed as any screen biography before or since, no less fascinating for its unpleasant aspects as for the touching emotions at its very human core. The Criterion Collection DVD includes audio commentary by Oldman, Webb, rock critic Greil Marcus, and others. --Jeff Shannon --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Excellent ! Et désolé pour le délai de mon commentaire .. Merci !Published 4 months ago by Guillaume B-Proulx
gary oldman turns out to be very young, 0/10 disappointedPublished 9 months ago by polka music best music
Good quality image and sound (although I don't own a "reference" system) for a film that is one of Alex Cox's best.Published on April 16 2013 by nobody
Hard to believe, looking at Gary Oldman as Commissioner Gordon in Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight Saga, and Gary Oldman as Sid Vicious, and believe it's the same person. Read morePublished on Feb. 27 2013 by JCH
Wonderful movie!Very hard to find in my area,unless you order online.Gary Oldman amazingly is a dead ringer (no pun intended) for Sid Vicious at the beginning (although in most of... Read morePublished on June 24 2004 by "irememberhalloween"